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North Korea's 'paranoid' computer operating system revealed

North Korea OSNorth Korea’s homegrown computer operating system mirrors its political one – marked by a high degree of paranoia and invasive snooping on users, according to two German researchers.

Their investigation, the deepest yet into the country’s Red Star OS, illustrates the challenges Pyongyang faces in trying to embrace the benefits of computing and the internet while keeping a tight grip on ideas and culture.


Chinese Mine Boss Apparently Drowns Himself After Deadly Collapse

Chinese Mine Boss Commits SuicideThe owner of a Chinese gypsum mine drowned Sunday after jumping into a well in an apparent suicide during rescue efforts for 17 workers still trapped two days after the mine collapsed and killed one person, state media said.

Quoting a morning briefing by the rescue command center, state media said Ma Congbo, president of Yurong Commerce and Trade Ltd. Co., was assisting with rescue efforts on Sunday morning when he jumped into a minewell and drowned.


South American floods worst in 50 years; 150,000 evacuated

catastrophic floods in South AmericaSeveral countries in South America, particularly Paraguay, are facing catastrophic levels of flooding, forcing more than 150,000 people to evacuate.

The El Nino weather pattern is blamed for causing heavy rains that caused three major rivers to rise, BBC News reports. At least six people have died. Local officials said the flooding is the worst seen in 50 years.


Israeli ministers approve new restrictions on dovish groups

Israeli ministers crack down on dovish groupsIsraeli Cabinet ministers on Sunday gave a preliminary approval for a bill that imposes restrictions on nonprofit groups that receive foreign funding, drawing accusations it is meant to crack down on government critics.

The bill, proposed by Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked and approved by a committee of ministers, would affect organizations that receive more than half their funding from a foreign government.


Floods of biblical proportions leave UK cities, towns and villages under water

UK floodsIt was the day the floodwaters inexorably advanced across the Pennines, leaving much of the north of England sodden and beleaguered. From Greater Manchester in the north-west to parts of North Yorkshire some 50 miles to the east, Boxing Day 2015 will be remembered as the day the rains came.

In Todmorden, in West Yorkshire’s Calder Valley, Rebecca Marshall was last night facing the grim prospect of having to abandon her home as the floodwaters slowly rose around her house. The incessant rains had left the little town cut off after all the roads in and out were flooded.


Belgian college's concerns over Paris attacker ignored: newspapers

Belgian college concerns ignoredA police commission is interviewing staff at a Brussels college after education authorities failed to act on concerns that a student who later became one of the Paris suicide bombers had been radicalized, two Belgian newspapers said on Saturday.

Bilal Hadfi, 20, named as one of the attackers who detonated a suicide bomb outside the Stade de France in Paris on Nov. 13, attended the Anneessens-Funck college in Brussels until he dropped out in February to travel to Syria.


Top Syrian rebel leader killed in air strike

Syrian rebel leader killedA top Syrian rebel leader and head of the most powerful insurgent group in the eastern suburbs of Damascus was killed in an aerial raid that targeted the group's headquarters, rebel sources and the Syrian army said on Friday.

The death of Zahran Alloush, 44, head of Jaysh al Islam, is a big blow to rebel control of the rural eastern suburban area of Damascus known as al Ghouta, the rebels said.


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